In this original paperback, the black-and-white images of master
photographer Ansel Adams eloquently portray the dramatic beauty of
the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.
Save only for his Yosemite "home place", the magnificent
landscape of the Southwest was the favored subject of Ansel Adams,
and he visited the region frequently throughout his life. It was
there, in the early 1930s, that he decided to make photography his
life''s work. Included are a selection of Adams'' iconic images of
the Southwest as well as some less well known works, ranging from
the Rio Grande in Texas to Death Valley in California. His
photographs of the Grand Canyon, one of America''s most popular
(and most visited) national parks, are a particular focus of the
book. The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea
Stillman and a selection of Adams'' vivid letters about the region.
In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very
beautiful and magical here -- a quality which cannot be described.
You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you.
The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and
The third in a successful series of original paperbacks (more
than 140,000 copies sold to date), The Grand Canyon and the
Southwest will be an ideal memento or gift for the millions of
people who visit the American Southwest each year.
In a career that spanned five decades, Ansel Adams was both
America''s foremost landscape photographer and one of its most
respected environmental leaders. Andrea G. Stillman, who worked
with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, has edited many of the Adams books
published since his death, including the recent Ansel